When Will I Ever Learn?

So every night, when I come home from work (or an evening out), I walk up the stairs to my front door, pull out my keys, and switch on the light. This is what happens next. Do I learn from this? Finally, yes. The first day of the rest of my life starts tomorrow.

URAB Dancers

Dance Rites at Sydney Opera House

Today, my friend Kate and I spent quite a few hours at Dance Rites, a celebration of First Nations culture at the Sydney Opera House. Though we didn't stay around for tonight's performances (we're not as young as we used to be), we were there for the massive opening "contemporary corroboree" as Rhoda Roberts called ...

Back To Tamworth

For a brief moment today I was transported back to Tamworth (NSW), and in particular the Country Music Festival. The launch of the Golden Guitars for 2019 was held today at my workplace in Sydney. Attending, I was reminded of being one of the judges, and making my way through a crate-load of compact discs. ...

Plans For The Weekend?

"What are you doing on the weekend?", a number of people asked me at work yesterday. "Nothing, absolutely nothing", I told them, adding I might have a sleep in, but not much beyond that. I've had a really busy week, both with work and social activity. This was my week, On Monday night, I attended ...

Rachel Khoo

Birthday Celebrations

Fifty-three is such a “meh” birthday, and yet it was actually quite as good one, with a few highlights. Yesterday, I woke early and went out in search of an early morning “adventure”. I left the house before 6.00am, and wandered in the direction of Kings Cross. I figured an early morning breakfast in The ...

Circular Quay Construction

Never Drink During The Speech

A colleague messaged me yesterday saying "I just watched Caroline Wilson's speech. I saw you in the crowd". He was referring to the Andrew Olle Media Lecture, which I've written about previously. In reply I asked him if they'd crossed to me with a glass of wine in hand, as once occurred. I learned my ...

Parbury Tour Group

Parbury Ruins

The last couple of days in Sydney have been extremely warm, with temperatures in the mid-30s. Today was a terrific day to head underground, to visit a place with a climate resembling a wine cellar. The Parbury Ruins, at Miller's Point, were uncovered only a few years ago during the construction of an apartment block. ...

Andrew Olle Media Lecture

Andrew Olle Media Lecture

Once again, the Andrew Olle Media Lecture, which I've been attending for over twenty years, delivered. A terrific speech about sports journalism, and the changing face of media, viewed from the perspective of award winning footy writer, Caroline Wilson. Good food, good company, good conversation. Always a pleasure to attend.

Will McMahon takes notes on his hand during the Drive panel at Radio Alive, tapping in to the wisdom of the older, more experienced people. Awesome!

Radio Conferences

“I still can’t understand why a bunch of ABC people would go to a commercial radio conference”, my friend Sue said to me earlier today, as we sat and waited for our respective flights back to Sydney. “Despite working to different agendas – advertising sales vs public service – we both have similar objectives and ...